Big East lunchtime links

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

The apparently imminent departure of Matt Cavanaugh won't change Pitt's offense for the better. Only improved quarterback play can, Ron Cook writes in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

  • Pitt assistant Jeff Hafley broke into coaching by sleeping on an air mattress in his office as a grad assistant. Now he's helping the Panthers break into the New Jersey recruiting scene, Kevin Gorman writes in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

  • The West Virginia-Colorado game looks set for a Thursday night spotlight, Jack Bogaczyk reports in the Charleston Daily Mail.

  • South Florida's huge 2009 haul of 29 signees means next year's class will have to be small, Greg Auman says in the St. Petersburg Times.

  • UConn receiver Ellis Gaulden won't get an extra year of eligibility, Desmond Conner notes in the Hartford Courant.